DEC 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Makes Surprise Return
dazzling tightrope walker who capped Coventry’s millennium
celebrations is making a surprise return to perform in the city on
New Year’s Eve.
packed into the city centre last year to watch him walk between the
spires of Holy Trinity Church and the old Cathedral
Ramon Kelvink will be coming back for another appearance in the city
as part of the activities taking place this year.
will perform his oscillating pole act, seen twice last year, during
the two-hour Circus Phoenix show, which starts at 7pm on the Priory
Stage, located between Coventry University and Coventry Cathedral.
WALKING THE WALK LAST NEW YEAR'S EVE
fifth generation high-wire walker from near Bordeaux has also agreed
to perform another act from his repertoire, a tightrope acrobatics
show just before Coventry's own 2 Tone Collective take to the Priory
Stage at 9pm.
said he will be delighted to be back in the city that allowed him to
stage one of the great millennium spectacles in Britain, his
45-metre high skywalk.
want to say a big hello to the people of Coventry. I will always
have wonderful memories of my walk between the spires.
was a big moment in my career and it's really nice to be able to
come back and see everybody."
hope people in Coventry will want to see me again, doing a smaller
show than last year. I have such good memories of the city. It
will be great for me."
Hoole, Head of Events for New Year's Eve producers Coventry and
Warwickshire Promotions, said:
gave us something really special last year. All those who did not
manage to see him live or on TV then will get the opportunity to
catch up with his act on December 31.
won't be on the same scale as last year but knowing Ramon it will
be spectacular. We're delighted to have him back."
surrounded last year’s show as the BBC failed to show it live
despite spending thousands on setting up equipment to screen the
problem with the National Lottery machine caused a delay with the
end-of-year draw, and Coventry missed its slot because producers did
not cut to the city while the problem in London was solved.
were instead treated to Dale Winton panicking on screen.
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